Topfin LEDs

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by gms63, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. g

    gms63 Valued Member Member

    I bought the topfin 10gal starter kit at petsmart a few months ago. Im wondering what the watts per gallon are for these lights. I have 2 amazon swords and am wondering if i have a lowlight aquarium or not. Thanks!
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    With those lights, you definitely have low light. They may be too low to grow swords, but you could always try!
     
  3. Lchi87

    Lchi87 Moderator Moderator Member

    I am using the same lighting to grow an Amazon Sword and while I don't see huge growth, it's not dying so I'm thinking I might be able to squeak by. The crypts and Java Fern in the same tank however are already shooting little baby leaves and plantlets :)
     
  4. OP
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    g

    gms63 Valued Member Member

    Cool thanks! Do you think I could fit java fern in a 10 gallon with my 2 slow growing amazon swords?
     
  5. Lchi87

    Lchi87 Moderator Moderator Member

    I don't see why not. Of course, if your Amazon Sword does grow it will eventually take over your tank. They get HUGE.
     
  6. OP
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    g

    gms63 Valued Member Member

    Do you use ferts or root tabs?
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    You should use root tabs for swords. They're heavy root feeders.
     
  8. Lchi87

    Lchi87 Moderator Moderator Member

    I use liquid CO2 and Flourish weekly and root tabs.
     




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